LSB to check random sample of disciplinary decisions – Legal Futures

‘The Legal Services Board (LSB) is planning to review a “random sample” of regulators’ disciplinary decisions to ensure the right processes and procedures are in place.’

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Legal Futures, 4th May 2020


Financial watchdog asks courts to clarify coronavirus business insurance – The Guardian

‘Britain’s financial watchdog is urgently seeking clarity from the courts over the insurance rights of companies whose business has been disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic.’

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The Guardian, 1st May 2020


Recent Statutory Instruments –

Posted May 4th, 2020 in legislation by tracey

The Competition Act 1998 (Dairy Produce) (Coronavirus) (Public Policy Exclusion) Order 2020

The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Order 2020

The Common Agricultural Policy (Control and Enforcement, Cross-Compliance, Scrutiny of Transactions and Appeals) (Coronavirus) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2020

The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (Commencement No. 14) Order 2020


Errol Graham death: Judicial review move over DWP policy – BBC News

‘The family of a mentally ill man who starved to death after his benefits were cut have applied for a judicial review of government policy.’

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BBC News, 1st May 2020


BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted May 4th, 2020 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Borwick Development Solutions Ltd v Clear Water Fisheries Ltd [2020] EWCA Civ 578 (01 May 2020)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Park (Deceased) v R. [2020] EWCA Crim 589 (01 May 2020)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Halabi, R (On the Application Of) v The Crown Court At Southwark [2020] EWHC 1053 (Admin) (01 May 2020)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Berkeley Square Holdings & Ors v Lancer Property Asset Management Ltd & Ors [2020] EWHC 1015 (Ch) (01 May 2020)

Duchess of Sussex v Associated Newspapers Ltd (Rev 1) [2020] EWHC 1058 (Ch) (01 May 2020)

De Sena & Anor v Notaro & Ors [2020] EWHC 1031 (Ch) (01 May 2020)

Bowack & Anor v Saxton [2020] EWHC 1049 (Ch) (01 May 2020)

Kilimanjaro AM Ltd v Mann Made Corporate Services (UK) Ltd & Ors [2020] EWHC 1056 (Ch) (01 May 2020)

Broomhead v National Westminster Bank Plc & Anor [2020] EWHC 1005 (Ch) (01 May 2020)

Evans v Eurokey Properties Ltd & Anor [2020] EWHC 1047 (Ch) (01 May 2020)

Amos v Mancini & Ors [2020] EWHC 1063 (Ch) (30 April 2020)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Morgan & Anor v Egan [2020] EWHC 1025 (QB) (01 May 2020)

Argus Media Ltd v Halim [2020] EWHC 1062 (QB) (01 May 2020)

Hanson v Associated Newspapers Ltd [2020] EWHC 1048 (QB) (01 May 2020)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Broseley London Ltd v Prime Asset Management Ltd [2020] EWHC 1057 (TCC) (01 May 2020)


UK government faces legal challenge to lockdown from businessman – The Guardian

‘The government is facing a challenge to the legality of the coronavirus lockdown by a wealthy businessman who fears it will kill more people than it saves.’

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The Guardian, 1st May 2020